This recipe is a great family standby.  It is delicious, yet easy and economical.  It only takes about 20 minutes to get the sauce prepared, after that it simmers virtually unattended for 4 hours (with the occasional stir), until it is ready to serve.  One recipe yields a large pot which serves our family of four for two meals.  I often freeze the left over portion for an easy meal another day.  I usually get the sauce happening at about 1.30 in the afternoon, so it can simmer away quietly and be ready to serve at around 6pm.  This sauce…